2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

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The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Chevy Cruze are both popular options in the small sedan segment, featuring similar profiles and similar standard engines. However, the VW Jetta beats out the Chevy Cruze in the following important categories:

  • Max horsepower

  • Luggage space

  • Handling


See which of these sedans is more properly suited for your daily driving needs. If you want to test drive the Jetta, come check it out at Volkswagen Santa Monica today.

Max Horsepower

The 2018 VW Jetta and 2018 Chevy Cruze both come with a standard turbocharged 1.4L inline-four engine that offers up similarly impressive horsepower and fuel economy numbers. However, the VW sedan provides more available horsepower from its upgraded engine option:


  • VW Jetta - If you upgrade toe the turbocharged 2.0L GLI engine on the Jetta, you’ll get a total output of 210 hp.

  • Chevy Cruze - The Chevy Cruze gets its most horsepower from the turbocharged 1.4L inline-four, coming in at just 153 hp.


Passenger and Cargo Space

The VW Jetta and Chevy Cruze both provides seating for up to five passengers, but the Jetta gives you more room in the trunk and more legroom for rear seat passengers:



2018 VW Jetta


2018 Chevy Cruze

15.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.9 cubic feet

38.1 inches

Rear Legroom

36.1 inches



While the VW Jetta and Chevy Cruze can both get you where you want to go, the Jetta does it with more sophistication and confidence thanks to the superior handling of its 4-corner independent suspension.

Finance the 2018 VW Jetta at Volkswagen Santa Monica!

The 2018 VW Jetta delivers in all the areas that matter to the majority of drivers, but it’s not the only sedan on offer from Volkswagen. See how it compares to the VW Passat, and choose the right one for you at Volkswagen Santa Monica, located at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. We’re open every day of the week, and you can reach us online or call our sales team at (855) 459-9651 to set up a test drive.